A U.S. Court of Appeals has temporarily rejected a request by a committee – which is investigating the Jan. 6 riots in Congress – to gain access to former President Donald Trump’s White House records.
The ruling comes two days after a federal judge ordered the documents submitted to the Inquiry Committee. The committee, made up of House lawmakers, is trying to find out if Trump had any prior knowledge of the riots.
On Jan. 6, Trump supporters stormed the Congress building as lawmakers rallied to confirm the outcome of the presidential election.
Trump has refused to concede defeat to President Joe Biden in last year’s election, claiming – without evidence – that there was massive vote rigging.
The investigation is being carried out by a committee set up by the House of Representatives, which is dominated by President Biden’s Democrats.
The panel wants to look at phone records, visitor registers and other White House documents that could shed light on the January 6 events.
But the Washington Court of Appeals imposed a temporary ban on a lower court order for the submission of documents on Friday.
The Court of Appeals said it would schedule a hearing for November 30th.
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